Practical Distillation Control

  • William L. Luyben

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiii
  2. Techniques and Methods

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. William L. Luyben
      Pages 3-13
    3. Page S. Buckley
      Pages 14-25
  3. Methods

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 27-27
    2. Vincent G. Grassi II
      Pages 29-47
    3. Antonis Papadourakis, John E. Rijnsdorp
      Pages 48-71
    4. B. D. Tyreus
      Pages 72-85
    5. Ernest F. Vogel
      Pages 86-95
    6. R. C. McFarlane, D. E. Rivera
      Pages 96-139
    7. Charles F. Moore
      Pages 140-177
    8. B. D. Tyreus
      Pages 178-191
    9. Kurt E. Häggblom, Kurt V. Waller
      Pages 192-228
    10. William L. Luyben
      Pages 229-247
    11. David A. Hokanson, James G. Gerstle
      Pages 248-271
    12. F. G. Shinskey
      Pages 272-290
    13. Sigurd Skogestad
      Pages 291-309
  4. Case Studies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 311-311
    2. Kurt V. Waller
      Pages 313-330
    3. Vincent G. Grassi II
      Pages 370-404
    4. F. F. Rhiel
      Pages 440-450
    5. William L. Luyben
      Pages 451-467
    6. Cristian A. Muhrer
      Pages 468-491
    7. William L. Luyben
      Pages 492-507
    8. Cristian A. Muhrer, William L. Luyben
      Pages 508-528
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 529-533

About this book


Distillation column control has been the the "Lehigh inquisition" and survived! So it subject of many, many papers over the last has been tested by the fire of both actual half century. Several books have been de­ review by a hard-nosed plant experience and voted to various aspects of the subject. The group of practically oriented skeptics. technology is quite extensive and diffuse. In selecting the authors and the topics, There are also many conflicting opinions the emphasis has been on keeping the ma­ about some of the important questions. terial practical and useful, so some subjects We hope that the collection under one that are currently of mathematical and the­ cover of contributions from many of the oretical interest, but have not been demon­ leading authorities in the field of distillation strated to have practical importance, have control will help to consolidate, unify, and not been included. clarify some of this vast technology. The The book is divided about half and half contributing authors of this book represent between methodology and specific applica­ tion examples. Chapters 3 through 14 dis­ both industrial and academic perspectives, and their cumulative experience in the area cuss techniques and methods that have of distillation control adds up to over 400 proven themselves to be useful tools in at­ tacking distillation control problems.


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Editors and affiliations

  • William L. Luyben
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Chemical EngineeringLehigh UniversityBethlehemUSA

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